Strategic Sports Plan

The Strategic Sports Plan was adopted by Council on 8 December 2020.

Strategic Sports Plan

About the project

City of Newcastle (CN) has developed the 10-year Strategic Sports Plan to address future demand and inform the ongoing supply, maintenance and upgrade of sporting infrastructure.

We engaged consultants Otium Planning Group to conduct research and analysis. This involved management of a consultation period with state and local sporting associations and clubs. It was the first step in gathering insight on how the sporting facilities are valued and currently used by the community.

Future planning for sport and recreation is essential in ensuring the community has diverse opportunities which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. This aligns with our Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan.

As a growing city, we need to plan for the changes in sport and recreation, and to build in flexibility and ability to meet both existing and future needs.

The public exhibition period has now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

Frequently asked questions

As a growing City, we need to ensure that our supply of sporting facilities meets demand. The 10-year plan considers population growth across our City to ensure that we can meet existing and future needs.  

The Plan provides strategic facility direction for 13 outdoor sports including athletics, Australian rules football, baseball, cricket, croquet, equestrian, football (soccer), netball, rugby league, rugby union, softball, tennis and touch/oztag.

Indoor sports have not been included in the scope of the study as City of Newcastle is not a direct facility provider. 

The Plan outlines recommendations for every City of Newcastle outdoor sporting facility. Recommendations include retention of existing uses, further review or preparation of individual site masterplans. 

Contact Us

City of Newcastle

Community Land Planner

Phone: 02 4974 2000

Protecting your privacy

The City of Newcastle is committed to protecting your privacy.  We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and Council policy.
Purpose of collecting personal details: Council is collecting this information to determine the local community’s views and opinions on the proposal outlined.
Intended recipients:  Information provided as part of the consultation will be used as part of the investigation into the proposal, and may be included in future reports on the issue.
Storage and security:  Information provided will be stored on Council's database and will be subject to Council’s information and privacy policies.
Access: Individuals can access data to check accuracy by contacting Council.

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